Professor Peter Collins
Consultant cardiologist, Professor of clinical cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute
One of Professor Peter Collins’s areas of expertise is heart disease prevention and management in women and he set up the Women’s Heart Clinic at Royal Brompton Hospital.
His other areas of expertise are coronary artery disease and cardiac syndrome X.
Professor Collins studied at Caius College, Cambridge University, and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London before carrying out research for his Medical Doctor (MD) degree at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
He received his degree from Cambridge and won the university’s Sir Walter Langdon-Brown prize for his thesis.
Professor Collins has been involved in a number of research projects including coronary flow control mechanisms in health and disease states; the role of the endothelium on cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology and cardiac syndrome X.
He has also researched the effects of sex hormones on the cardiovascular system and was on the executive committee of the RUTH study. This international study investigated the cardiac effects of SERMs in more than 10,000 women.
Professor Collins is responsible for the education and training of specialist cardiology trainees at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and runs the undergraduate cardiology medical course for final year medical students at Imperial College. He chairs the final year cardiology course committee at Imperial College and the Education and Training board at the Trust.
Professor Collins is the co-editor of Women and Heart Disease.